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INSIGHT EU: SMART CITIES Weekly Telegram 11 July 2017

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# EU URBAN AGENDA: EU Commission: Urban Agenda for the EU: Launch of the Public Feedback +++ Implementing the Urban Agenda for the EU +++ EU Commission: New Monitor shows how culture and creativity help cities to thrive +++ EU Commission Factsheet: Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor +++ AER: Join “The Cities of the Future 2017” Brokerage Event! +++ # SMART SPECIALISATION PLATFORMWatify webinar on Internet of Things and EnergyWatify webinar on Value chain analysis – a tool for competitive advantageWatify webinar on Cyber-security based on visibility# SMART VILLAGESEU Commission: Answer - 'Smart Villages' initiative - E-002877/2017# SMART GOVERNANCEGROW your REGIOn conference set for 8-9 November 2017: Boosting smart interregional collaboration through clustersThe Next Silicon Valley: Nine European cities to develop test-bed for smart cities' data sharingUKAuthority.com: Digital disruption to de-risk planning# SMART SECURITYGet involved in Eu…

INSIGHT EU: FUNDING INNOVATION Telegram 11 July 2017

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# EU BUDGET: EU Commission: 2016 EU budget reports: generating added value out of every euro spent +++ EU Parliament: Post 2020 EU budget, state aid rules: committee debate with Commissioners +++ # EFSI: EU Commission: Juncker Plan backs EUR 150 million loan agreement to upgrade broadband networks in Greece +++ EIB signs EUR 150m financing agreement with Greece’s OTE Group mobile arm Cosmote SA, further EFSI support in Greece +++ # ESIFEU Commission: The future of EU finances: High Level Group presents proposals to simplify access to EU fundsEU Commission: Factsheet – key recommendations of the High Level Group on Simplification for the post 2020 frameworkEP Hearing on Absorption of Structural Funds in different Member States - Committee on Budgetary ControlEU Commission: Urban Agenda for the EU: Launch of the Public Feedback# EIBEIB provides EUR 400m to Eximbank to support small businesses in Hungary# DG RTDHorizon scanning and analysis of techno-scient…

INSIGHT EU: GROWTH & JOBS Telegram 11 July 2017

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# SINGLE MARKET: EP Presentation of the priorities of the Estonian Presidency - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection +++ Single market information tool (SMIT) [EU Legislation in Progress] - EP - Research Service +++ EVP/CSU zum Verkehrsausschuss des Europaparlaments und zu grenzüberschreitenden Paketdienstleistungen (DE) +++ S&D: EPP blocks S&D proposal to make cross-border parcel delivery more efficient and cheaper +++ # EMPLOYMENTEP Hearing on Impact of business models - 12-07-2017 - Committee on Employment and Social AffairsEU Commission Answer - Precarious work in the EU - E-003401/2017# INDUSTRYWindEurope delivers joint call for industrialisation to Estonian Presidency and ITRE ChairProtection of space infrastructure: committee debate# EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG GROWProposition de décision du Conseil concernant l’adhésion de l’UE au Groupe international d’études du caoutchouc (GIEC)DG EMPLCOMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION (E…

INSIGHT EU: TRADE & COMMERCE Telegram 11 July 2017

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# U.S. RELATIONS: U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Final Antidumping Duty Determinations of Emulsion Styrene-Butadiene Rubber from Brazil, Korea, Mexico, and Poland +++ Stop TTIP zieht Europäische Bürgerinitiative zurück: "Offizielle Registrierung erst nach drei Jahren" (DE) +++ # JAPAN: College Members meet Japan's Economy Minister Seko and participate in EU-Japan Business Roundtable +++ Vice-President Katainen's Speech at the Japan EU Business Round Table, Brussels, 11 July 2017 +++ Speech by EU Commission Vice-President Ansip at the EU-Japan Business Roundtable +++ Speech: Commissioner Malmström hails 'strategic alliance' with Japan +++ EU-Japan cooperation on data protection +++ # UKRAINEEU Council adopts EU-Ukraine association agreement# RUSSIARemarks by HR/VP Federica Mogherini following a meeting with Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation, Sergey LavrovSwitzerland: Federal Councillor Johann N. Schneider…

INSIGHT EU: EURO & FINANCE Telegram 11 July 2017

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# ECOFIN COUNCIL: Main results of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council on 11 July 2017 +++ Economic, employment and fiscal policies: 2017 country-specific recommendations +++ EU Commission: Remarks by Vice-President Dombrovskis at the ECOFIN press conference +++ Bundesfinanzministerium: Eurogruppe und ECOFIN im Juli 2017 (DE) +++ # FTTS&Ds slam French U-turn on FTTS&D/SPD zu Frankreich und FTS: Vor der Bankenlobby eingeknickt# ECBECB: Dark pools in European equity markets: emergence, competition and implicationsECB: Benoît Cœuré: The international dimension of the ECB’s asset purchase programme# BANKING UNIONBanking: EU Council sets out action plan for non-performing loansEU Council conclusions on Action plan to tackle non-performing loans in EuropeEU Commission Consultation: Development of secondary markets for non-performing loans and distressed assets and protection of secured creditors from borrowers’ defaultEurope’s cooperative banking…

INSIGHT EU: LEGAL & CORPORATE Telegram 11 July 2017

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# STATE AIDState aid: EU Commission approves Hungarian support scheme for renewable electricityState aid: EU Commission approves Danish scheme to promote rail transport interoperability# TAX TRANSPARENCYPANA draft report and draft recommendation published - Committee of Inquiry to investigate alleged contraventions and maladministration in the application of Union law in relation to money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasionALDE/FDP: Mitgliedsstaaten müssen Daten zugänglich machenEP Overview: Press releases - EBS - Committee of Inquiry to investigate alleged contraventions and maladministration in the application of Union law in relation to money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasionPublications - Official letters : Invitation letters to PANA HearingsBundesfinanzministerium: Anforderungen an den länderbezogenen Bericht multinationaler Unternehmensgruppen (Country-by-Country Report)OECD releases the draft contents of the 2017 update to the OECD M…

INSIGHT EU: ENVIRONMENT Telegram 11 July 2017

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# CIRCULAR ECONOMY: EESC opinion: Waste-to-energy under the Circular Economy +++ # MUTAGENS & CARCINOGENS: EU Council: Carcinogens or mutagens at work: Council sets new exposure limits +++ EU Commission welcomes agreement by Parliament and Council to protect workers better against cancer-causing chemicals +++ # ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT: EU Commission: Public consultation on potential measures for regulating the environmental impact of enterprise servers and data storage products +++ # IMPACT ASSESSMENTSREFIT evaluation of the SEA Directive on Strategic Environmental Assessment# AIR POLLUTIONEEA: Reported data on large combustion plants covered by Directive 2001/80/EC# ASBESTOSEU Commission Answer - Traces of asbestos in ceramic slurries - E-003017/2017# GLYPHOSATEEU Commission Answer - Glyphosate - E-003462/2017Die Grünen/EFA: Kommission ignoriert Parlament und 1,3 Millionen Europäer! (DE)# EU COUNCIL REGISTERST 10469 2017 INIT Regulation (EC) No 1223/20…

INSIGHT EU: CLIMATE Telegram 11 July 2017

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# LULUCF: Forest management has crucial role to play in combating climate change, say S&Ds +++ EU lawmakers firm up post-2020 forestry rules - Carbon Pulse +++ # AVIATION ETS: Mehr Klimaschutz im Flugverkehr - Peter Liese: Abkommen der internationalen Zivilluftfahrorganisation mit Leben erfüllen (DE) +++ International aviation must play its part in the battle against climate change, say S&Ds +++ ALDE/FDP zur Aussetzung des Emissionshandels für den Luftverkehr (‚Stop The Clock‘): Aussetzen, nicht draufsatteln (DE) +++ ECR: MEPs back Girling plan for tackling aviation carbon emissions +++ # CARBON TAXGreenpeace Energy: "CO2-Steuer würde entscheidende Nachteile für erneuerbare Energien mildern"Switzerland to raise national carbon tax by 14% in 2018 - Carbon Pulse# UNFCCCRE100 hailed by global climate leaders after reaching 100 members milestoneLatest documents by the UNFCCCFCCC/ASR/2017/UKR Ukraine. Status report of the annual inventory of…

INSIGHT EU: ENERGY Telegram 11 July 2017

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# IEA: Global energy investment fell for a second-year in 2016 as oil and gas spending continues to drop +++ # ENERGY SECURITY: EU Commission: EU and Japan boost cooperation on energy security +++ Brexit: energy security - new inquiry launched -  UK Parliament +++ # CLEAN ENERGY PACKAGEUpdated Eurelectric conference: Clean Energy for all Europeans: Paving the way for the next generationLa France: Paquet énergie - texte N° 619 - le SénatEuropean Energy Transition Conference - CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS - Energy Cities# ENERGY REGULATIONGas Transmission System Operators (TSOs) of the South-North Corridor Region publish the third edition of their Gas Regional Investment Plan 2017ST 10975 2017 REV 1 Draft amending budget No 3 to the general budget for 2017: Increasing the budgetary resources of the Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) to pursue the reduction of youth unemployment across the European Union and updating the staff establishment plans of the decentrali…

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